All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ Botanical documentation of rare and endangered species of prairie wildflowers is a specialty of Heeyoung Kim, recently the subject of a WTTW Chicago PBS feature. See her exemplary portfolios.
The Joel Oppenheimer Gallery, Chicago, represents this extraordinary artist.
✦ A new Website, Women Who Draw, has been launched to spotlight the work of female illustrators. Its founders are Wendy MacNaughton and Julia Rothman. Read Vicky Baker's BBC News feature "Women Who Draw Website Reveals World's 'Hidden' Female Illustrators".
✦ Michael John Goodman has launched the Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive, comprising 3,000 illustrations from the 19th Century Complete Works. The archive is searchable. (My thanks to BBC Arts for the link.)
✦ My friend Ann Martin at All Things Paper recently featured collage portraits by Annie Brandicourt. What a talent!
Annie Brandicourt on Instagram
✦ Another source of original, limited-edition prints is The Drawing Center, New York City. Among the artists whose prints are available are Sean Scully, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, and Martin Wilner.
✦ In the Louisiana Channel video below, Yayoi Kusama is interviewed in her Tokyo studio:
The video was produced and edited by Roxanne Bagheshirin Laerkesen. The interview took place in June 2015.
The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., opens "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" on February 23. Advance timed passes, available beginning February 13, are required for the immersive exhibition, which will continue through May 14. Also on view in the museum's Sculpture Garden is Kusama's Pumpkin (2016).
Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin, 2016
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore
© Yayoi Kusama
Photo: Cathy Carver
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ If you're on a lunch break near the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, stop in anytime through June 4 to see David Ellis's Animal, a nine-and-a-half-minute animated video installation comprising 75,000 still images. Ellis's collaborators were cinematographer Chris Keohane and composer Roberto Lange. The piece was commissioned in 2010 by the University of Texas at Austin.
David Ellis at Joshua Liner Gallery
David Ellis on Vimeo
✭ Continuing through February 26 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, is the biennial "Young Tennessee Artists", a juried exhibition showcasing two-dimensional art by high school students. The sixth edition includes drawings, paintings, photographs, digital prints, and mixed-media work by 30 students, all enrolled in AP and IB studio arts programs in the 2015-2016 academic year. The participating youths' work was selected from more than 800 entries.
Emma Whitehorn, Duality, 2016
Digital Print, 8" x 10"
© Emma Whitehorn
✭ In Greenwich, Connecticut, the Bruce Museum has mounted "Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master", the first retrospective in the United States in more than 20 years of Sisley's art. On view through May 21, the exhibition spotlights approximately 50 of Sisley's paintings, loaned by private collectors and major museums in Europe and North America. The Bruce Museum is the only venue in the U.S.; following its closing at the museum, the show will travel to Hotel de Caumont, Centre d'Art, Aix-en-Provence, France, where it will be on view through October 2017.
Exhibition Images (pdf)
An illustrated catalogue (Editions Hazan, Paris, February 28, 2017) is available. A "Monday Morning Lecture" series and a film series, The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works — The Impressionists, are among the exhibition-related programs. (Check the museum's Website for details.)
✭ Tonight, in Noyes Gallery I, Stockton University's Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey hosts the opening reception for "A Dark Wood", which takes as its theme "being lost in the darkness of our fears, doubts and negativity." The exhibition, which continues through April 23, includes a range of media, including sculptural drawings and other paper art with 3-D aspects (raised designs, embossed images, cast paper pulp).
✭ Paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the Isabelle and Scott Black Collection can be seen through June 4 at Maine's Portland Museum of Art. A critical survey of figurative art from the last quarter of the 19th Century through the first half of the 20th Century, "The Mistress and the Muse" examines the relationship between portraiture and figure studies and the various artistic approaches to depictions of specific individuals and portrayals of figures in genre or allegorical scenes.